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Spanish A Level at Mascalls Academy

Course description

The course focuses on all four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. It is taught by topic, drawing on current affairs, social, moral and political issues.

Course content

Year 1*

You will follow the AQA specification and study a broad range of topic areas such as technological and social change as well as highlights of Hispanic artistic culture, including a focus on Spanish regional identity.

You will also explore the influence of the past on present-day Spanish-speaking communities.

Throughout your studies, you will learn the language in the context of Spanish-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them.

As part of the course, you will also study a film. As well as time spent in lessons, you will be allocated a time slot with a Spanish assistant to practise spoken Spanish.

A Level - Years 1 and 2*

This course covers topics as per the Year 1 modules whilst also exploring multiculturalism of the Hispanic world and the political landscape including a focus on young people and their political engagement.

You will study a film and a text as well as having the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of your choice.

 

Entry requirements

Study of Spanish at GCSE is essential unless you have a parent who is a native speaker. Good literacy skills and some knowledge of current affairs are required. You must achieve at least a Grade B in Spanish at GCSE although an A is preferable.

 

Assessment

The Year 1 has three exams sat in the summer covering content from all aspects of the course. Paper 1 (45%) is Listening, Reading and Writing, Paper 2 (25%) is Writing and Paper 3 (30%) is Speaking.

The A Level course has three exams sat in the summer covering content from all aspects of the course. Paper 1 (50%) is Listening, Reading and Writing, Paper 2 (20%) is Writing and Paper 3 (30%) is Speaking.
 
Year 1 grades do not count towards the final qualification.

Future opportunities

Spanish is a subject in Higher Education which combines with many future career paths. Languages graduates have gone on to careers in journalism, ICT, teaching, law, the arts world, the civil service, politics, banking and business.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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